Every one, of his neighbour, beware ye, And in no brother, may ye trust, - For, every brother, supplanteth! And every neighbour, as a tale-bearer, goeth about;
They all, are rebels of rebels, Slander-walkers They are bronze and iron! As for them all, corrupters, they are!
For even thy brethren and the house of thy father, Even they! have betrayed thee, Even they, have cried after thee with full voice, - Do not trust in them, though they speak unto thee fair words.
Do not trust in a friend, do not put confidence in an associate, - from her that lieth in thy bosom, keep thou the doors of thy mouth;
Then he said, Thy brother came in with deceit, - and took away thy blessing.
Thou shalt not go about talebearing, among thy people Thou shalt not stand by, over the blood of thy neighbour: I, am Yahweh.
Hath not carried slander on his tongue, hath not done his friend a wrong, nor, a reproach, taken up against his neighbour;
He that concealeth hatred, hath false lips, and he that sendeth forth slander, the same, is a dullard.
With his lips, the hater dissembleth, but, within himself, he layeth up deceit:
Then he said - Not Jacob, shall thy name be called any more, but Israel, - For thou hast contended with God and with men and hast prevailed.
Deception, speak they, every one with his neighbour, - with lips uttering smooth things - with a heart and a heart, do they speak.
Engulfing ruin, is in her midst, And there depart not from her broadway, oppression and deceit.
One that uttereth lies - a false witness, and one sending forth strifes between brethren.
A hammer and a sword, and a sharpened arrow, is a man becoming a false witness against his neighbour.
Slanders, have arisen in thee For the sake of shedding blood,- And unto the mountains, have they eaten in thee, Lewdness, have they practised in the midst of thee:
But beware of men; for they will deliver you up into high-councils, and, in their synagogues, will they scourge you, -
And, brother, will deliver up, brother, unto death, and, father, child, - and, children, will rise up, against parents, and will put them to death.
Do not think, that I came to thrust peace upon the earth, - I came not to thrust, peace, but, a sword;
But ye will be delivered up, even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends, and they will put to death some from among you;
Not over-reaching and defrauding, in the matter, his brother; because, an avenger, is the Lord, concerning all these things, - even as we before told you, and solemnly called you to witness.
Putting away, therefore, all vice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envyings and all detractions,